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Dangal box office collection day 7: Aamir Khan film is 2016’s second biggest hit, earns Rs 197.5 cr

Dangal box office collection day 7: Aamir Khan's Dangal is a whisker away from Rs 200-crore mark after spending one week at the BO. The film is going strong and is likely to enter Rs 300-crore club soon.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: December 31, 2016 7:10:19 pm
Aamir Khan, zaira wasim ,dangal, suhani bhatnagar Dangal box office collection day 7: Aamir Khan’s film is the second highest money spinner of 2016. It has earned Rs 197.53 crore in seven days at box office.

Demonetisation or not, Aamir Khan and the box office performance of his Dangal has proved that good content always wins. The film is a whisker away from making Rs 200 crore at the box office, having earned Rs 197.53 crore in its first week since release. On international box office also, the film has made Rs 100 crore and it is still going strong.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Friday, “#Dangal Fri 29.78 cr, Sat 34.82 cr, Sun 42.41 cr, Mon 25.69 cr, Tue 23.09 cr, Wed 21.46 cr, Thu 20.29 cr. Total: ₹ 197.53 cr. India biz.” The film is looking at an extended window at the box office given there are no releases this Friday. The film has earned a strong word-of-mouth and given its weekday collection, it is looking at a Rs 300 crore plus business.

Much like a bad carpenter who blames his tools, producers of Bollywood had diplomatically pointed fingers at demonetisation for failing to go up high in the box office ladder. But Aamir Khan’s Dangal have been a living proof that nothing can stop film buffs from going to the theatres if as a superstar you promise to deliver a film with the right kind of content and inspiration.

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This fact has been pointed out by actor Rishi Kapoor, whose family has been associated with the industry for generations. “Film makers blamed demonetisation for their film’s failure. Please explain “Dangal”. Expected to be the biggest at +350 cr. in these times!,” he had tweeted yesterday.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Thursday, “#Dangal is heading for ₹ 190 cr+ Week 1… Should accumulate HUGE total in Weekend 2 as well… Expected to cross ₹ 200 cr on 2nd Fri…” Talking about Dangal’s total box office collection in six days, he wrote earlier, “#Dangal Fri 29.78 cr, Sat 34.82 cr, Sun 42.41 cr, Mon 25.69 cr, Tue 23.09 cr, Wed 21.20 cr. Total: ₹ 176.98 cr. India biz. MIND-BOGGLING!”

The film is doing great business internationally as well, “#Dangal crosses ₹ 100 cr Overseas… Going strong… OVERSEAS – Till Wed: $ 15.01 million [₹ 102.25 cr]… Some screens yet to report.”

Dangal has already earned over Rs 350 crore worldwide and stands next to Salman Khan’s Sultan in terms of international collections. But can it earn more than Sultan which did Rs 567 crore business? Aamir’s film has already put a huge gap between itself and number three on the list, which is Ae Dil Hai Mushkil with Rs 238 crore earning.

Dangal is about Mahavir Phogat who instead of teaching his daughters how to be perfect housewives, chose to think unconventionally and trained his daughters for wrestling, a sport which is also dominated by men. The fact that he belonged to a small village in Haryana made his journey so much more difficult.

Also read: Dangal box office collection day 6: Aamir Khan film earns Rs 176.9 cr, continues to break records

Geeta and Babita have said in various interviews that Aamir Khan’s portrayal of their father was actually too kind. He was a lot more ‘haanikarak’ in reality. He would often hit his daughters ( for their own benefit) if he ever thought that it was necessary. Nevertheless, it was the inner strength of Mahavir Singh Phogat which encouraged Geeta Phogat to become India’s first ever gold medal winner in women’s wrestling category at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

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